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Guinevere Turner Joins "Capitol Hill"

Wes Hurley | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Wes Hurley

Lesbian film luminary, Guinevere Turner guest stars in the brand new episode of Capitol Hill. Waxie Moon returns as Roses Smell in need of much therapy.

New Book on South Offers Expected Clichés, Some Good Stories

Andy Brack | Posted 11.09.2015 | Books
Andy Brack

Noted travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux's new book, Deep South, brings very mixed reactions. On more than one occasion, I wondered, "Where does this guy get off saying that?" And I grab the book and want to hurl it through the window.

Meet The Young Man On A Mission To Transform The Mississippi Delta

Julian Mitchell | Posted 09.08.2015 | Black Voices
Julian Mitchell

Timothy Lampkin is a 29-year-old Community Development Consultant in Clarksdale, Mississippi. I spoke with the sharp-minded activist about what fueled his drive to reshape the region, the challenges ahead, his ultimate end goal, and the calculated plan for achieving it.

Birmingham Shakes Up the Deep South with an Increase in the Minimum Wage

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 09.04.2015 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

Like the civil rights movement of the 1960s that spread throughout the south, organizers hope their push to increase the minimum wage will spread to other cities. They are already planning efforts in other Alabama cities.

Civil War at 150: Appomattox Was Not the End

William Bradley | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

"There was a great humorless arrogance about him, for he had never been blessed with a moment of self-doubt. He liked to say that he was in morals, no...

Ukraine's Donbass and Jim Crow -- A Poor Analogy

Lev Golinkin | Posted 03.15.2015 | World
Lev Golinkin

The overwhelming majority of eastern Ukrainians currently trapped in brutal winter conditions between separatist thugs and the Ukrainian army aren't Ku Klux Klan members, or fat cat bigots who delight in oppressing their ethnic Ukrainian neighbors. They are coal miners and steelworkers and children and pensioners. They are people who've watched their lives be shelled into oblivion by both Kiev's army and paramilitary brigades and Putin's warlords, and who are now isolated in what Amnesty and the UN describe as an unfolding humanitarian crisis. Painting them as a bunch of backward anti-Western hicks is neither progressive, nor tolerant, nor liberal, nor accurate.

deepsouth : An Interview With Filmmaker Lisa Biagiotti

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 01.31.2015 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

Over the past year, I've been writing about creative storytelling, focusing on some extraordinary independent artists, their projects, and their crowdfunding campaigns. This week, I interviewed journalist and filmmaker, Lisa Biagiotti about the incredible journey of her gorgeous, topical, and award-winning film, deepsouth.

The Real 'L' Word (Especially In The Bible Belt) Is...

Catherine Day | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Catherine Day

This week I caught up with Brandiilyne Dear in hopes that our interview and the documentary she appears in, L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin, might make it easier for those who are suffering with an inability to reconcile their religion with their sexuality to find the support that she is building in the South.

Persistence of Race in the Changing South

Glen Browder | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

Is race still the driver of Southern politics? A leading scholar of contemporary politics supplied his answers in a recent conference of Southern specialists.

A Distraction From the Greater Mission

Cody Lyon | Posted 02.03.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

In 1962 Rev. Stell had led a group of parents, on behalf of their children, including Ralph, in a federal court suit with the goal of forcing the Savannah-Chatham County to follow federal law and desegregate its public schools.

WATCH: Why This Couple Was Banned From Marrying In Church

Posted 07.27.2012 | Weddings

Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson were looking forward to saying "I do" in the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, Miss. on July 21. But the day befor...

"Toothless Rednecks" (Part Two): Hard History and Flawed Democracy in the South

Glen Browder | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

It's a continuing game of racial politics -- now played by both blacks and whites in more sophisticated manner without traditional perversities -- in a regional system still struggling with historic black-white disparities and tensions.

The Battle For The Deep South

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

* Alabama, Mississippi have big evangelical voting blocs * Romney looks to increase his delegate haul * Voters ask which...

Romney Heads To 'Away Game'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

With the Mississippi and Alabama Republican primaries approaching, Mitt Romney admitted the Deep South is "a bit of an away game" for him. The GOP ...

Give The Help and Black Working Women a Break

Paul Kleyman | Posted 10.19.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Kleyman

The Help is an occasion to call for more open and in-depth depiction of race, rancor and resilience in America on its silver screens, if only Americans will give it a chance.

Eight-Track Museum Gives Slice of Music History a Place in the Sun

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

My Eight-track's pumpin' out a country song/ About a girl that's done me wrong/ My Eight-track's playing all your favorite songs/ So come on honey sin...

PHOTOS: 10 Unexpected Places To Check Out In 2011

Black Tomato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

With the exciting prospect of twelve months of brand new travel possibilities ahead of us, (and with bated breath), we're bringing you our Top Ten des...

'At the Dark End of the Street': A New History

Danielle McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Danielle McGuire

Gertrude Perkins is never mentioned in the history books, but she had as much to do with the Rosa Parks bus boycott as anyone on earth.

Head in the Sand?

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

On issues of race, Obama will forever be either the man who healed the septic wound that runs across the back of this nation, or the man who turned away from the mirror to solve more "practical" issues.

The Republican Party's Death Wish

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

We have yet to hear a single realistic scenario from a top Republican that would outline how and when the country could move forward from its current meltdown.

Holder, Race and Obama's 10% of the White Alabama Vote

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

The complicated picture of how America came to vote for its first black president reflects the country's multifarious attitude towards race

Oh, About That "End" of the Obama Honeymoon ...

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Bradley

Where Obama may have made a mistake is in being too substantively accommodating with people who are basically not going to support him except in the event of an extraterrestrial invasion.

The GOP's White Supremacy

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Like a restricted country club that would rather die than change, the Republican Party is marginalizing itself for the sake of the white men who run it.

Texas Family on Canvassing "Vacation" in Swing State NC

Joan and Elizabeth Cheever | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joan and Elizabeth Cheever

JOAN: It began with the news of voter list purging. Ten days ago, the media identified six "swing" states as having "problems" with voter registratio...